COSEHDA is determined to achieve a drug free society to harness the maximum productivity of the youth of this part of the country. Keeping in view the subtle dynamics of drug abuse, we, at COSEHDA believe that the drug menace has to be dealt through primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. We are committed to creating awareness in the society by increasing the knowledge about the drug problem among the public by arranging various camps with the help of local NGOs and local administration/ law enforcement agencies of urban and rural areas. Interactive programmes are also organised with parents, school/ college teachers and principals to sensitise them and to develop skills in them to reach out to vulnerable youth. Our team has also been painstakingly targeting hot spot areas and aggressive campaigning has been done by the field workers from door to door creating awareness and dispersing the knowledge against drug abuse. Even during the Covid-19 Pandemic, COSEHDA has dedicatedly kept its promise to fight this menace by spreading the knowledge and awareness through modern technologies like social media, films, TV and radio programmes. COSEHDA is committed to Capacity building i.e. training of the local NGOs, functionaries of different private rehabilitation centres and integrated rehabilitation centres for addicts (IRCAs), social workers etc of this part of the country. We are also committed to work for the marginalised sections of the society particularly the young children as they are vulnerable to fall prey to drugs and other substance abuse. We are particularly concerned about increasing use of inhalants and other substance abuse among the street children. COSEHDA has also been trying to reach out and identify, treat and rehabilitate the young early adolescent users of substance and drug abuse through the ODIC programme as it is fully committed to its goal of preventing the initiation of drug abuse among the youth. However COSEHDA is also duty bound for whole person recovery of the repeated drug users by treatment and detoxification through medicines, individual and group counselling, aftercare, rehabilitation followed by family counselling in integrated rehabilitation centre (IRCA). We also believe in involving the recovering addicts in Community Peer Led Interventions (CPLIs) to disseminate the knowledge of ill effects of drug abuse among the drug users and to motivate them to return to mainstream society. We are also involved in continuous research and studies to gather scientific evidence on drug use pattern and relevant areas. COSEHDA has been a part of the National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India, 2019 conducted by MoSJE in collaboration with the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi. Being the State Linked Co-ordinating Agency for the states of Assam and Meghalaya for drug abuse prevention schemes under MoSJE, Govt. of India, COSEHDA is also looking forward to carry out extensive study on the drug problem of these states.
OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIETY COSEHDA
To help the community in health care by mobile Clinic services, serving the poor in interior villages along with health awareness programme, screening of diseases, treatment and drug distribution.
To promote health centre and day care centre for the needy and destitute people, to promote old age home, to promote vocational and skills development training institute and also to take measure for youth empowerment, rehab centre for Alcohol and drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation, to promote disabilities centre for orthopedically handicapped, to promote family counselling centres, short stay home, working women hostel, station home for destitute and deprived and victimise women, school for street children, rural sports club and Yoga programme implementation.
To organise blood donation camps to encourage public for organ donation, steps for population control policy in collaboration with government institution.
To carry out emergency medical relief work i.e., at the time of natural calamities like, flood, earthquake, drought etc. And also to get associated with disaster management programme and road safety measures.
To engage and expand activities on solid waste management and storm water drainage through awareness, behaviour changes and information education, communication (IEC) measures.
To work for Women Empowerment, Child Sex Ratio under proper implementation of PC-PNDT Act. 1994, to promote girl child and women education, to promote RCH programmes, and also work for Socio-Economic upliftment of women and women rights.
To eliminate Child labour, Child trafficking and Child abuse and focus on the education and re-settlement of the deprived children, rehabilitation of unprivileged children through craft training, skill development training programmes, vocational training, tution courses and empowerment.
To organize Public meetings, seminars, CME programmes, Workshops, to promote IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials and training programmes on Health related issues, RTI (Right to Information Act), Corruption, Environmental issues, Disaster management issues, Women and Child Rights issues, Alcohol and Drug Abuse issues, Consumer rights issues, Life, Health and Property insurance issues and other important scientific issues, solid waste management and storm water drainage, implementation of modernization of scientific appliances and technology in agriculture and convince the villagers for accessing the rotation of crops and hence increase the productivity and the growth of the economy.
To arrange fund raising programmes such as- minimum services charges would be impose for various types of services, fund raising by holding fund fare, book fare, charity show, cultural show, theatre show and also by selling handicraft and other newly designed products, books, etc.
To conduct Environmental studies and to work for promotion of forestry and to organize awareness programmes on the issues of balanced Eco-System, to work for promotion of fishery, animal husbandry and veterinary sector, for the promotion of low cost nursery technique, promotion of Bio-Gas based power generation programmes, Solar Energy generation programme to initiate research and development (R&D) project on alcohol and drug abuse, medical plant and on balancing eco system.
Rain water harvesting programme, promotion of organic farming, cultivation and harvesting of medicinal plant to work for soil conservation.
To promote cold storage of horticulture products, setting up of a food processing training centre and modernization and up gradation food processing industries and development of cottage industries.
To work for establishment of computer application programme, public library services, literacy mission promotion of Tribal art and culture, work for old cultural monastery preservation and development and preservation of ancient archaeological discovery.
To work for implementation of tribal and schedule caste welfare scheme. To work for survey study for perception of people in pre, during and post implementation of project on knowledge, aptitude and perception (KAP) model.